By Lisa Vorderbrueggen
Saturday, June 20th, 2009 at 2:42 pm in Congressional District 10.
UPDATE MONDAY MORNING: The Lamorinda Democratic Club has posted videos in two parts of the Friday night candidate forum. See the links beneath the short clips of the candidates’ two-minute closing statements. LAV/9:39 AM Monday
Friday night’s forum for six of the Democratic candidates in the 10th Congressional District felt more like a political convention than meeting of local Democratic Party chapters. (Click here for my news story on the event.)
Some of the candidates’ more well=heeled campaigns lined the walkways leading into the Jewish Community Center in Walnut Creek with handsome young people wearing matching T-shirts who handed out brochures.
The event drew a large crowd of several hundred people. It was the first widely publicized candidate forum for the 10th Congressional District in central Contra Costa County where voters could see the field up close and make their own comparisons. The candidates included San Francisco attorney Tony Bothwell; Assemblywoman Joan Buchanan, D-Alamo; state Sen. Mark DeSaulnier, D-Concord; Lt. Governor John Garamendi of Walnut Grove (corrected); Adriel Hampton of Dublin; and Anthony Woods of Fairfield.
Click here for the audio recording of the two-hour forum:
Scroll below for links to videos of each candidate’s two minute closing statements.